Grosses

'Lucy' Strong with $48.9M in Four Days; $33.1M for 'Hercules' Over the Same SpanJuly 29, 2014 12:41 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Lucy took in $4.97 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The modestly budgeted sci-fi action film starring Scarlett Johansson fell 58 percent from Sunday. Lucy continues to exceed expectations with a strong four-day start of $48.87 million and will zoom past the $50 million mark today. The film is currently running 22 percent ahead of the $40.13 million four-day take of 2010's Salt.

Hercules continued to hold its own with a second place take of $3.34 million. The Dwayne Johnson led 3D action-adventure film from Paramount and MGM did fall 61 percent from Sunday, which represented the day's poorest daily percentage hold among wide releases. Hercules has grossed a stronger than expected $33.14 million in four days. That places the film 8 percent behind the $36.03 million four-day start of 2012's Wrath of the Titans.

Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took third place with $2.21 million. The critically acclaimed 3D sci-fi action sequel was down 58 percent from Sunday and down a so-so 47 percent from last Monday. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has clearly taken a bit of a hit from the stronger than expected performances of Lucy and Hercules. With that said the film counties to exceed expectations with $174.67 million in 18 days.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy claimed fourth with $1.53 million. The low budget horror sequel was down just 50 percent from Sunday and down a respectable 54 percent from last Monday. The Purge: Anarchy continues to perform well and has now grossed $53.39 million in eleven days. That places the film just ahead of the $53.14 million eleven-day take of last year's The Purge.

Planes: Fire and Rescue followed closely behind in fifth with $1.499 million. The modestly budgeted computer animated sequel from Disney fell 51 percent from Sunday and just 19 percent from last Monday. With an eleven-day take of $36.85 million, Planes: Fire and Rescue is currently running 21 percent behind the $46.76 million eleven-day gross of last year's Planes.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, May. 20 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 20 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek 2$9,158,576-22%3,737--$2,451$20,945,2250DreamWorks
2Troy$3,211,6311%3,411--$942$62,035,8441Warner Bros.
3Van Helsing$1,057,7844%3,5805$295$89,965,1772Universal
4Mean Girls$603,97515%3,01543$200$57,803,3533Paramount
5Man on Fire (2004)$362,0786%2,154-692$168$65,782,3174Fox
6Breakin' All the Rules$261,71613%1,318--$199$6,209,2241Sony / Screen Gems
713 Going on 30$244,27214%2,165-993$113$49,566,4844Sony / Columbia
8Kill Bill Vol. 2$187,24711%1,401-551$134$61,653,6715Miramax
9Laws of Attraction$154,23310%2,003-446$77$15,938,6563New Line
10New York Minute$109,25721%2,550-456$43$11,320,3912Warner Bros.